Year 5 Class Page
Welcome to our Year 5 class page. We hope that this page will give you lots of useful information about what we will be doing over the year.
Mrs Latif is the class teacher in class 7 from Monday to Thursday and Mrs Brierley is the Class teacher in class 7 on a Friday. Miss Bradley is the class teacher in class 8 and Miss Hickling is the class teacher in Class 9.
Our teaching assistants are: Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Akhtar in class 7, Mrs Cookson in class 8 and Miss Shena in class 9.
This term our topic is Mountains. Please see our Autumn term newsletter below for further information about the children’s learning.
Year 5 have had Christian Aid come to visit them this week to help answer their big question “If there is a God, why do people suffer?” Alan Beedie came in and spoke to all of year 5 about the work Christian Aid does, and why it is important to help others. He then encouraged them to think about their own beliefs and thoughts surrounding the subject.
“It’s been a fantastic day with Alan. The children have been really engaged thinking about suffering in the world and reasons why it happens. They have been really mature. Thank you to Christian Aid for a fantastic day.” Samantha Nicholson-Hickling.
The question is part of a wider unit called Life’s Big Questions, whereby the children are encouraged to think about their own beliefs alongside those of other religions, to develop an understanding of the things in life we can not answer e.g. what happens after we die, is there life out there in Space, why do people have belief.
Rocket World Visits Alexandra Park
Can’t go to the country? Well bring the country to you! Rocket World bring visitors from around the world to visit schools around the country. Yesterday they came to Alexandra Park to help Y5 as part of their celebrating differance PSHE topic.
PSHE co-ordinator Samantha Nicholson-Hickling said “I’ve seen them work in lots off school and they never disappoint. The children are really engaged with the visitors and love learning about the different cultures. Thank you so much for providing this service as it allows the children to jet around the world, while staying in the comfort of their classroom.”
Year 5 pupil Zulaikha Ali said “I loved it! I loved collecting the stickers and trying lots of different activities. I learnt lots about Malaysia and Pakistan and all the other countries we had.”
Please find attached below the brain builder for year 5’s this half term. Added 23/10/2018.